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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Europe witnesses worst winter in 30 years

VIENNA, Austria: This week, heavy snowfall from the worst winter in over 30 years battered parts of Europe, causing fatal avalanches, major traffic and power disruptions and leaving more than 21 people dead across the continent. On Friday, several parts of Europe were brought to a standstill as extreme winter storms dumped up to two metres of snowfall

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM Delhi cows and elderly to moo-ve in together

NEW DELHI: Delhi plans to create a special home for both elderly people and some of the Indian megacity’s thousands of cows, in a new animal welfare blitz also aimed at reducing numbers of monkeys and stray dogs. The local development minister Gopal Rai said as he unveiled the programme on Wednesday that “cows and senior citizens will co-exist, taking

January 7, 2019 12:00 AM PHP arrested 22,596 violators in 2018

LAHORE: Additional Inspector General Punjab Highway Patrol has said that Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) arrested 22,596 culprits during the year 2018 by registering 25,012 cases. The PHP team arrested 2,529 proclaimed offenders and 454 court absconders. They rescued 154,956 people on the roads, reunited 510 lost children with their parents; removed 47,445 encroachments 1

December 24, 2018 2:03 AM Thick fog blankets Punjab cities

LAHORE: The cold wave intensified in the plains of Punjab and Sindh on Sunday after thick fog blanketed Lahore and some other cities, bringing down day temperatures. Nights have been chilly in the plains so far, but sunshine and higher temperatures provided relief after the chilly nights. However, there was no sunshine till noon in Lahore and adjoining 7

December 19, 2018 12:00 AM Rickshaw union protests against hike in LPG prices in Lahore

LAHORE: Awami Rickshaw Union staging a sit-in outside the NAB office here on Tuesday protested against the rise in LPG prices and demanded the authorities concerned unearth the mafia involved and take action against them. As the sit-in continued for quite some time, a traffic mess was observed on different roads connecting the protest venue. The demonstrators 5

December 12, 2018 12:00 AM Violators of child labour ban to face action: Buzdar

LAHORE: Muhammad Akram Chaudhry, Chief Minister’s Adviser on Political Affairs, called on Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office here Tuesday. On the occasion, different steps were discussed to provide relief to the people. The chief minister said that provision of essential items will be ensured at Sunday Bazaars on fixed rates. A ban has been imposed 5

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM ADB approves $75m loan to improve KP roads

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $75 million loan as additional financing for a project that aims to improve road conditions, capacity, and road safety on provincial roads in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. The additional funding will widen and enhance 42 kilometers of the total length (53.9 km) of the chronically congested 7

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM Several cars collide as dense fog engulfs Motorway

LAHORE: Dense fog gripped various cities across Punjab, including Lahore, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad and Bahawalpur, affecting visibility and the flow of traffic, Geo News reported. Owing to the dense fog, several vehicles crashed into each other at Kala Shah Kaku Interchange on the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway. According to the Motorway Police 4

December 5, 2018 12:00 AM Polio campaign: ‘18 UCs in Peshawar found sensitive’

PESHAWAR: District Nazim Muhammad Asim Khan has said that 18 union councils in the district have been declared sensitive in connection with polio. He said that a special plan had been devised for the purpose. He said councillors, ulema and anti-pollution team would convince the parents to vaccinate their children. Deputy Commissioner briefed the district 9

December 1, 2018 12:00 AM NAB holds ex-DPO Gujrat over corruption charges

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Karachi, on Friday night arrested former District Police Officer (DPO), Gujrat, SSP Rai Ijaz Ahmed, from Karachi. SSP Rai Ijaz has served at various posts including Chief Traffic Officer (CTO), Lahore, and SSP Nawabshah. Currently, he was posted in Sindh. “NAB Karachi arrested him (SSP Ahmed) in a targeted 7